Interviews / Stories
Interview: Model Michelle Broek (Netherlands)
Can you tell us a little about you?
Well yes ofcourse, my name is Michelle Broek, turning 22 january 2017. I’m studying health & care, better known as nurse for some which I enjoy very much since the work you do is really thankful.
Beside all that I also enjoy watching my favorite tv shows and a good movie every now and then, but going to the gym also belongs to my daily routine since a short time!
Last but not least I have a rare passion for interior and design. Do you know the old, rustiq yet modern closets and sidetables? Well I’m loving it. Whenever I’m living on my own I’d like to style my furniture! ^^
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
Ummm, that’s a tricky question.. I’d like to be more to myself instead of putting other people first and put myself behind, but let’s be real, how should I realise that; working as a nurse? ;)
Although it is not really a big thing I should set priorities…
How did you start modeling?
Hahaha, my mother said to me once; “you should make yourself some nice photo’s so you can eventually decorate your wall and it’s not boring anymore!” so I was like, well, yeah Okay… I’ll give it a shot.
Thing is, when I got my first photo’s I was so excited I decided to do another one, and another one, then people asked me to fill in for other models when they saw my photo’s…
I liked it so much it got pretty much out of hand. Now I have travelled around the Netherlands already and crossing Belgium right now.
What do you think of the work as a model?
Well, like all jobs it can’t always be fun. It’s working hard for your dreams and goals. Fun part about it all you get in touch and get to know various people which I really like! I love working with people!
What is your beauty regimen?
Getting enough sleep for sure! But eating healthy, so not ordering pizza every day of the weekend, haha! Taking good care of myself; gym, spa, massage, bath just like that…
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I am a girl who stands her point, you could call it selfish sometimes but I’ve grown so much in such a short year. I can not compare myself to the girl I was last year; shy, afraid, alone, … I’m not that anymore. I fight for what I believe in, I am really sure that got me where I am today.
What are your plans for the future?
I’d like to finish my study in 2018 and start working as a nurse but also get the oppertunity to do jobs for magazines or other brands.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
I’ve travelled across the Netherlands already, from south to north and in between. Getting in touch with Belgium right now more and more and I’ve been to Spain – Alicante so far, which I am never ever gonna forget since, rare enough, it was my first time going to sun, sea and beaches! I’m so thankful for the oppertunities crossing my path.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Believe in yourself, believe in your own strength, believe in the real beauty of you. Everyone can be a model in my opinion. If you really like it AND want it, no one and nothing can hold you from achieving your dreams…
What do you think of the magazine?
It’s a nice, inspirational magazine. I think I can learn alot from it and get in touch with models and photographers.
I think it’s a nice way to show yourself as the person you are…
Once again, I am really thankful for the oppertunity to be in the magazine!
Thank you alot, Peter!!
As a finishing word, I’d like to give out a special thanks for Pascal Vreuls, Rene Leenders, Thierry Goovaerts and Huub Wolters, all MUA for working with me! You have made me grow to where I am now.